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Will premium gas increase power

Will premium gas increase power Every day people ask “Will premium gas increase power?” And I’m always amazed by the answers they get. So I’d like to straighten this out. If your vehicle requires 87 octane and you use a higher octane gas, you’re wasting your money. You will NOT get more power. Octane has NOTHING to do with power. Octane refers only to the gasoline’s ability to resist igniting from the heat of compression. Octane does NOT add any ENERGY to the gasoline. Instead, think of octane as a FLAME … Read More


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